Ordered A Folding Bike! Carry Bag Next!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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I know... I'll be lucky to have the energy to unfold it once driving!

Current bike needs new innertubes at a minimum. Figure this will work while in class. Can always leave it in my PC truck when with Trainer. I will have a couple of weeks with it before and at least I ASPIRE to ride it when OTR. Can also leave in PC for "home time". For $253 plus tax and $30ish for the bag... WTH?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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That sounds like a good price and a good idea, both. Hopefully it'll work out for you, but if not, it makes a great Stocking-Stuffer or Baby Shower gift!smile.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I never got around to doing it, but I think having a bike with you on the road is a great idea. There was one time in Connecticut that I got in a bind and had to walk about a mile to survey the escape route, along with using Google satellite view. Would have been great to have a bike to ride at that time. Besides the advantage to park for your 10 or 34 and get out and explore. But Marc, if you're at a truck stop, don't pedal yourself around the parking lot.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I never got around to doing it, but I think having a bike with you on the road is a great idea. There was one time in Connecticut that I got in a bind and had to walk about a mile to survey the escape route, along with using Google satellite view. Would have been great to have a bike to ride at that time. Besides the advantage to park for your 10 or 34 and get out and explore. But Marc, if you're at a truck stop, don't pedal yourself around the parking lot.

Yes indeed! I think I had most of those very thoughts. Thanks though... may not have fully thought out how dangerous the truck stop would be. Of course it will likely be a while before I can even get parked at one!

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Please let us know how it works out. Also make & model.

I’ve been considering one and a neighbor (who camps a lot) offered theirs for $100. The only thing I didn’t like was the gears. Felt like top gear was about like 5 on a 15spd.

Thanks!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Please let us know how it works out. Also make & model.

I’ve been considering one and a neighbor (who camps a lot) offered theirs for $100. The only thing I didn’t like was the gears. Felt like top gear was about like 5 on a 15spd.

Thanks!

Wonder if I made a mistake now...

Just stumbled on this one:

Stowabike 26" MTB V2 Folding Dual Suspension 18 Speed Shimano Gears Mountain Bike White

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stowabike-26-MTB-V2-Folding-Dual-Suspension-18-Speed-Shimano-Gears-Mountain-Bike-White/48271329

One I ordered is this:

Columba SP26S Folding Bike Black

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Columba-SP26S-Folding-Bike-Black/639507258

4 pounds lighter but no rear suspension. Same size and similar components. And not white!

Steve L.'s Comment
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Gander Outdoors sells Adventurer for <$200. That’s the one my neighbor is offering. But his is a ten-speed, not twelve.

Don’t beat yourself up yet. The one you ordered might be better that many others.

Cwc's Comment
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This was my winter ride... I take my trainer and laptop. Get parked near the showers and Zwift or Trainerroad for awhile, hop off the bike and into the shower. You should see the looks you get while wearing lycra in a truck stop parking lot.

And yes... Bikes in truckstops are scary.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Gander Outdoors sells Adventurer for <$200. That’s the one my neighbor is offering. But his is a ten-speed, not twelve.

Don’t beat yourself up yet. The one you ordered might be better that many others.

Yeah... maybe. I like the design and look of mine better. 4 lbs. is a lot so that is a positive. Not sure how much the shock adds to the weight and/or if it is worth it. Both are 18 speeds. Shifters look good too.

I know I paid too much for the bag. My Cousin found cheaper with free Prime shipping and was trying to steer me to one. First few I saw were too small. He ordered the Columba for me (thought his Prime account covered the freight but it didn't). Anyway... it's all done. Be here soon.

On another note... down another 2 lbs. myself (to 192). That puts me just 7 pounds away from my target (185) which was about my high in high school (maybe 188 was tge high)... May need to lower my target now. Was probably 212 less than a year ago.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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This was my winter ride... I take my trainer and laptop. Get parked near the showers and Zwift or Trainerroad for awhile, hop off the bike and into the shower. You should see the looks you get while wearing lycra in a truck stop parking lot.

And yes... Bikes in truckstops are scary.

Did you mean to attach a picture there?

Didn't know they made high-vis Lycra but I bet they do!

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